9.A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from Margaret Nealon on 2009-02-21

What you must remember when being a coeliac is that you must cook everything fresh, vegetables, soups,stews,meat balls, croquetas made of ham,cheese or chicken. sauces for pasta. Hence, a healthier diet,you cannot buy processed food as it may contain hidden gluten,ex. processed cheese and ham contain fillers so they are harmful to coeliacs.It is not difficult to cook gluten free using fresh food and there is a wide range of gluten free pasta on the market,so all you have to do is make a delicious sauce to accompany it. You must avoid ice-cream as well as it may contain ingredients to thicken it, even ice-cream served in restaurants can harm coeliacs.There is a wide range of bread, biscuits, cakes and jam on the market so all we need to do is learn to cook and make tasty meals from scratch.If anyone is interested in learning how to make some of these dishes please get in touch with me

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from ibhikin on 2009-08-12

I was just diagnosed with CD last thursday and I am having a challenging time finding some type of 101 literature on prchasing gluten free staples that one might need in the kitchen. I think it's the "too much information" problem...I read to not use dried spices, only fresh. This will be hard to do. Do you know of any dried spices that I could purchase? How about bread? Itried the tapioca and rice bread and it not only doesnt taste very good, the shelf life was only 3 days (not to mention very expensive)! I only have a Lassens (very costly!)and a trader Joes in my area. Some of the items on the gluten free list -at- Trader Joe's were incorrect. Presently I am frightened to eat anything. I have only eaten fish, lettuce, rice pasta, rice vinegar & olive oil for 5 days now for fear of this "hidden gluten" situation. Any help would be appreciated

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from pat on 2009-10-18

Do you have the internet? if you do , you can order lots of gluten free foods. Try ordering Teff flour, and getting recipes off the the net to use with it. Meat fish eggs most cheese, fruit and vegetables are all gluten free. Butter and most margarines as well as milk are also gluten free. Once you get used to you diagnosis you will find it much easier to eat a wide range of good healthy food. Good luck

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from Maureen on 2010-07-26

I have been diagoned with GF needs for Celiac. I am also permitted no dairy as anything from a cow has proven dairy products of any sort to only add to or aggravate the flip from diahhrea to constipation. I don't have Crouns but attacks of uncontrollable bowel disorder are embarrassing and frustrating. I am a 54 year old woman-single low income Mom of a 19 year old who is developing stomach/digestive disorder-compliments of drinking beer and constantly throwing up(oh well). I can't pronounce half the stuff to bake with and the safest thing I can use for all seems to be water. So much frustration,pain,and aniety over eating. Can you help me?? Living in a small town in Moncton New Brunswick Canada the acces an ability to get into this has been depressing

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from dorothy on 2010-08-08

hi Margaret, please can you give me some recipes for the foods for

coeliacs disease. also, are you aware of any brands that are gluten free, my disabled son is in receipt of benefit, and is not able to afford the gluten free foods.

Thankyou very much. Dorothy

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from peter allen on 2011-03-11

hello margaret i have just started mt diet and waslooking for some advice,im really into my food and i think im goin to struggle maintaining it ,but for my health im going to give it my best shot,i love cooking,i would apreciate if u could give some recipes for sauces with rice or gf pasta,thank u

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from Emma on 2011-03-18


I was diagnosed with irritable bowl when i was 18 and ive always felt ill, plus have sarcoid.

I started to get a rash down both of my sides and no where else, i read eaten GF foods helps the pain in joints for people with sarcoid and also helps IBS suffers and the obvious Celiac sufferers.

Ive been GF now for just over 4 weeks and really feel the difference, even people have commented on how much staighter i am walking nad how healthier i look.

I have found sainsbury's from a main shop not the small ones have a lot of things GF free - it is expensive and ive heard if you are diagnosed form doctor you can get prescription food.

The flour in sainsburys makes the best pancakes ever and they have some lovely GF red, brown source, ice cream, bread, Also try crimbles coconut and chocolate bisciutes are lovely for a treat just as nice as normal biscuits, they also do a lovely chocolate pudding. Other than than i cook with pure olive oil, use butter, fresh meat and veg -

I hope this is helpfull xx

Re:A coeliac diet is really healthier than a normal diet: from Twila on 2012-05-07

My 6 year old daughter spent most of her life with tummy aches that were unexplained. A few people suggested that I remove gluten from her diet and it has really made a difference. Unfortunately not everything on the market warns of possible gluten containing products. I learned this when calling general mills to find out if kix contained gluten. The lady told me that items such as malt and flavors are not required to be listed. She also warned that oats unless exclusively stating that they are gluten free have a high rate of cross contamination. if you do not have other allergies to foods such as eggs or dairy it is not too terribly hard to learn to bake your own bread. I took my favorite brownie and banana recipes and tweaked them to make a rather tasty loaf of bread. The biggest catch is making the loves SMALL so that the middle gets cooked. For larger loaves I cook for 30 minutes uncovered and then cover with foil for an additional 20 min. The recipe I developed is as follows:


1 cup rice flour

1/2 cup your choice (soy, sorghum, quinoa, mesquite, teff ) flour

1/2 cup amaranth flour

1/2 cup flax seed (ground)

1/2 tablespoon xanth or guar gum

1 tablespoon starch (corn, arrowroot, tapioca)

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup (melted and cooled butter or vegetable oil)

1/2 cup syrup ( I use either corn syrup or a molasses corn syrup blend)

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend well

Let sit while warming the oven to 350 and lightly spraying loaf pans with oil

Gently roll the mix into prepared pan(s)... I use my spatula to gently shape the dough like you would a meatloaf.

This recipe is easily adjusted... Soy flour will darken quicker than other flours and I often replace it with sorghum, tapioca or arrowroot and omit the additional starch.

I hope this helps. Most deserts like brownies and cookies are easy to sub gluten free flours for reg flour. Just remember to add about 1/2 tablespoon xanth or guar gum to the flour mixture for every 2 cups of gluten free flour. Sorghum is my favorite substitute and I almost always use 1/2 - 1 cup rice flour in my mixes.

if using mini loaf pans cooking will take less time

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